President Trump will reportedly hold campaign-style rallies again as he continues to fight election results projecting Joe Biden as the winner, multiple outlets reported Monday morning, saying they will focus on the campaign’s litigation efforts, including highlighting obituaries of those who cast ballots in the 2020 election.
Scoop: President Trump plans to brandish obituaries of people who supposedly voted but are dead — plus hold campaign-style rallies — in an effort to prolong his fight against apparent insurmountable election results, four Trump advisers tell me https://t.co/HGfpZjSVXA— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) November 8, 2020
According to Axios, the Trump team is not only “ready to announce specific recount teams in key states,” they’re also launching a “campaign-style media operation.”
The group is also staffing a campaign-style media operation.
- The team led by Trump communications director Tim Murtaugh is now a surrogate messaging center. It will pump out "regular press briefings, releases on legal action and obviously things like talking points and booking people strategically on television," one adviser said.
- They'll also make a big play to raise money for their legal defense fund.
Trump's formal legal team includes 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien, lawyer Justin Clark, and senior advisers Jason Miller and David Bossie.
- Reps. Jim Jordan and Scott Perry, as well as former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, are also advising.
Trump's team claims there is "no daylight" between them and the White House — chiefly senior adviser Jared Kushner and current Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
- "We all have the same goal in mind, which is using the legal process over the next many days and weeks ahead to make sure that the president is re-elected," one adviser said. (Axios)
Predictably, liberals were less than pleased with the report.
It's beyond horrific that Trump reportedly is going to resume MAGA rallies aimed solely at undermining the legitimacy of Biden's presidency— David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) November 9, 2020
Please, I beg of you, MSM...do NOT cover these shitshows. Seriously, no more.— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) November 9, 2020
Trump to continue to hold campaign-style rallies as legal team girds up - Axios https://t.co/rHAoSS9n5h
this is just insane. at the end of the day the country is just his toilet seat, the animating factor is the rallies and ego fluffing. he's arching on the edge of a narcissistic ego collapse. and we're on the ride with his incipient breakdown. https://t.co/SeTS4AOedz— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 9, 2020
Update: Maybe not?
No Trump rallies featuring the president himself are being planned, sources tell me, @justinsink and @MarioDParker.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 9, 2020
Any events will be pop-up ones, like boat parades. But no big campaign-style Trump rallies are being scheduled right now.